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Drowsiness and lack of sleep - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Practicing since : 2004
Answered : 37 Questions
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help u
User :   Hello doc.
Doctor :   go ahead with the query
User :   just wanted to check a few things. i am 32. pretty fit. off lately i feel drowsy during th early hours of the day
Doctor :   ok
User :   it fels like my eye lids are going to close. i have good breakfast also
Doctor :   For Administrative and health purposes, Please provide these details -Age: Gender: Occupation: Location: Marital Status: Dependants: Yes/No
User :   32, male, software project manager, married
Doctor :   ok
User :   no dependants
Doctor :   r u on any medications?
User :   what can be the reason for this sleepiness , restlessness and the eye lids closing types. I just want to keep my eyes closed, that makes me feel relaxed
User :   no medications at all
Doctor :   lack of proper sleep
Doctor :   stress
User :   ok.
Doctor :   having too much coffee
Doctor :   tea
User :   i wish it is only because of that and not due to any medical problem
Doctor :   Do you smoke or chew tobacco/drink alcohol/Any illicit drugs/ betel nut chewing? If yes how much/how often?
User :   cigarerte occasionaly. not a chain smoker. no paan bidi. tea coffe as usual. i mean 3-4 times a day
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   avoid taking too much coffee or tea
Doctor :   do u have any personal problems?
Doctor :   do u travel frequently?
User :   no. not at all. everything seems to be fine
Doctor :   do u work in shifts?
User :   and i am fit. i eat and exercise regularly
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   avoid taking oily foods
User :   normal 9-7 kind of job. hardly any late night work for last 4-5 years
Doctor :   practice healthy sleeping habits
User :   does cutting down on tea coffee help ?
Doctor :   fix a regular time when u go to bed
Doctor :   yes surely
Doctor :   have a fixed time at which u sleep
Doctor :   ok
User :   ok. but i felt that havn cigarette or coffe made me feel better . i mean more active
Doctor :   nope
User :   ok. but i felt so. one cigarrete or coffee and i was active again
User :   if i don't have it, i feel even more restless
Doctor :   no i doesnt
Doctor :   restlessness is due to lack of sleep and also due to coffee
Doctor :   u might get addicted to smoking
User :   due to coffee or due to lack of it
Doctor :   better leave the habit
Doctor :   it can due to excess coffee
Doctor :   lack of sleep
User :   ok. doctor. thanks a lot. will follow your advice.
Doctor :   ur welcome
Doctor :   Have you filled up the feedback form I sent?
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